10-20 April 2018
Europe/Bucharest timezone
ChETEC (Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of Cosmos) is a COST Action (www.cost.eu) aiming to increase networking of specialists in nuclear astrophysics, star dynamics, nucleosynthesis and observational astronomy – http://chetec.eu. Participants are from 29 countries.

IFIN-HH of Bucharest-Magurele, Romania will host a ChETEC training school in nuclear astrophysics of 11 days duration, consisting in classes and hands-on activities:
1. In a target laboratory
2. Performing an experiment at the 3 MV TandetronTM (7 days around the clock)
3. Gamma-ray measurements at the 9 MV tandem and the ROSPHERE array
4. De-activation measurements in a low background underground laboratory "microBequerel" in the Slanic-Prahova salt mine.

Local and invited trainers will lead the participants during the school that will cover most types of activities a physicist engaged in nuclear physics for astrophysics will have to go through, in particular those engaged in direct measurements for nuclear astrophysics.

The trainees:
a. will attend introductory classes
b. will run the experiment round the clock
c. will make the experimental arrangement
d. will collect data
e. will analyze on/offline data (prompt and de-activation gamma-rays).

The activities of this school are particularly related to those afforded in the WG1 (Nuclear data for astrophysics: needs, coordination and dissemination) of the ChETEC COST Action. The intended level is PhD student and early post-doc (up to 8-years after PhD).
We target to have 15 students from abroad and 6 locals.
ChETEC will cover all costs for the approved student participants.

Selection of the candidates will be done in two steps:
1) Registration on this site, providing data on affiliation and a letter of recommendation from an advisor.
2) After a selection by organizers/hosts, the proposed candidacies are submitted to ChETEC for final approval and financing.

School director: Prof. Livius Trache (IFIN-HH)
Starts 10 Apr 2018 08:00
Ends 20 Apr 2018 18:00